Multiple Choice Questions on Geological Time Scale

 MCQ on Geological Time Scale

1. Which period is known as the “the age of fishes”?

a) Silurian

b) Devonian

c) Cambrian

d) Ordovician

MCQ on Geological Time Scale

2. Which is the largest Geological time unit?

a) eons

b) eras

c)epochs

d)periods

3. Which is the correct order of Geological time scale units from largest to smallest?

a) eons->eras->periods->epochs

b) eons->periods->eras->eons

c) eras->eons->periods->epochs

d) epochs->periods->eras->eons

4. Who proposed the Principle of Superposition” suggesting that rock layers are laid down in succession and each layer represents a “slice” of time?

a)Chadwick

b)Arduino

c)Wener

d)Steno

5. The major life forms of archaezoic era include

a) Angiosperms, Gymnosperms and Cyanobacteria

b) Gymnosperm, Pteridosperms and primitive metaphytes

c) Cyanobacteria, primitive eukaryotes and primitive metaphytes

d) Angiosperms, Gymnosperms and Pteridosperms

6. The calendar of earth’s history in geological time units is called

a) Carbon dating

b) Geological history

c) Geological timescale

d) epochs

7. Which period is referred as the “age of cycads and dinosaurs”?

a) Devonian

b) Triassic

c) Jurassic

d)Cretaceous

8. Angiosperms evolved during

a)early cretaceous

b)mid cretaceous

c)late cretaceous

d) late Jurassic

9. Which era is known as the “age of flowering plants” and the “age of mammals”?

a) mesozoic

b) Coenozoic

c) palaeozoic

d) Archaeozoic

10. Which era is known as the “golden age of reptiles”?

a) mesozoic

b) Coenozoic

c) palaeozoic

d) Proterozoic

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Answers

1. b) Devonian

2. a) eons

3. a) a) eons->eras->periods->epochs

4. d)Steno

5. c) Cyanobacteria, primitive eukaryotes and primitive metaphytes

6. c) Geological timescale

7. c) Jurassic

8. c) late cretaceous

9. b) Coenozoic

10. a) mesozoic

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